I have, at least, been busy collecting (and creating) more material for the blog, both photos and paintings. The next three days will feature paintings, posted in the order they were completed.
First is a painting based on one of the many photos I took of the winter storms while in Bisbee, in my favorite location off High Lonesome road east of town. Nothing safe or warm and fuzzy about this cloudscape; I was drawn to its uncertainty and the energy contained within the clouds, and I personally love dramatic skies like this. I also decided to experiment a bit with colors here, although not as much as a later painting. I used a variety of colors to create these greys - reds, purples, blues, along with my favorites, the MV Thunderstorm Gray set.
"January Storm off High Lonesome Rd"
pastel on sanded paper - 9x11"